Physics Experiments???

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    • #272
      Anonymous

      :It doesnt matter how you phrase it. How about listing the headers you know and well try and fill the gaps……….Im a bit unclear on the headers too.

    • #12692
      Anonymous

      It doesnt matter how you phrase it. How about listing the headers you know and well try and fill the gaps……….Im a bit unclear on the headers too.

    • #12693
      Anonymous

      OP here. Well the headers I know are: experimentequipment/apparatus method/procedureresultconclusion and sometimes observation but most of the time I incorporate that into the procedure. Is the conclusion the result in some experiments??? Im kinda c

    • #12694
      Anonymous

      Dont have a clue !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • #12695
      Anonymous

      What are the headings when writing them up in the experiment copy(Im nearly sure I know them all but just to be sure) and how are you meant to phrase what you say i.e set up the apparatus as shown…. or the apparatus was set up as shown…. or does it matter how you phrase it??

    • #12696
      Anonymous

      Yes the conclusion can be the result in some occasions.

    • #12697
      Anonymous

      When writing up your physics lab book for the leaving cert, or for college, there is still a very preffered manner

      Title (what you expect to verify)

      Apparatus / Equipment used (do not omit something you will mention later (except in the case of air or water)

      Proceedure / Method (those steps that you took) A Labelled diagram is also usually expected, a sketch of the set up (label each item (in case your artistic skills are more dali than da vinci)

      Results This is so different to the conclusion, this is values or observations that you witnessed as you completed your experiment. It also is common to find graphs of data in this section.

      Finally conclusion, USING your RESULTS you attempt to verify what you set out to do. Does the graph follow a pattern (linear), A successful experiment will, but thats not to say that a good experimenter won't fail due to some external circumstances. Results are not a conclusion in themselves but should lead to one.

      Does Language matter, yes & no. It is a lot less likely to lose you marks than it used, however it is important NOT to say that you discovered a phenomena, (especially if its the one you were trying to prove & the instructions came from a teacher or a book).

      Many 'old school' physists encourage the 1st person plural (WE) even if you did not do it in a group, you probably got guidance & help from a teacher / lab assistant, thats what the WE stands for.

      It is also becoming important to mention any dangers or precautions that are associated with the experiment, if doing so do try to include this before or after the method / proceedure

      Sorry my spelling sucks!

    • #12698

      DONT need an experiment copy

    • #12699
      Anonymous

      There is one area that still hasnt been metioned. Each experiment should have sources of error. This is commonly asked in the leaving cert paper as to how could the experiment be improved or where are some sources of error

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